Reviews

'Rebels' by Jeff Mann

In time for the sesquicentennial of the ending of the American Civil War, Jeff Mann has given us Rebels, a volume of poetry inspired by those four bloody years, seen through a queer lens… read more

'The Gilded Razor: A Memoir ' by Sam Lansky

Sensitively written, Lansky’s memoir grapples with his demons—his parents’ divorce, his infatuation with the glamorous life of New York City, and his reliance on sex and drugs to mask his self-hatred and low esteem… read more

'The Family Tooth' by Ellis Avery

The Family Tooth is a collection of essays closely observed and artfully rendered; it is a creative non-fiction story that covers a period of sickness and death in one woman’s life… read more

‘Cruising the Movies: A Sexual Guide to the Oldies on TV’ by Boyd McDonald

Author-pornographer Boyd McDonald spent most of his life finding ways to anthologize the countless modes in which the gay community exists. To do so, he founded Straight to Hell (S.T.H), an erotic zine-diary that included stories from men in the community, as well as explicit photographs. Spanning between 1940 and 1980, the stories contained within… read more

'Immaculate Blue' by Paul Russell

With Immaculate Blue, Paul Russell brings to a close four memorable friendships that loved deeply enough to always risk its often faltering arrows… read more

'All We Lack' by Sandra Moran

“Oh, sometimes it is as if desire itself had been given form, and acreage, and I’d been left for lost there” –Carl Phillips  It is easy to walk around the world insularly. To exist in the multiple narratives of confluence, without being jarred away. A million magical things happen a day, I read recently, in… read more

'Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul' by Ryka Aoki

Following up her 2014 novel, He Mele A Hilo, Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul is Ryka Aoki’s first book dedicated completely to poetry. It collects her 2010 chapbook sequence about Los Angeles, Sometimes Too Hot The Eye Of Heaven Shines, and an older long poem, “No More Hiroshimas,” together with three new… read more